Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?


Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me? is the second in a series of real Q&As collected by Cape Cod birder Mike O’Connor. A hilarious read.


Author: Mike O'Connor
ISBN: 9780807012536
Publisher: Beacon Press
Year of Publication: 2013

Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me? (And other Bird Questions You Know You Want To Ask), is the second book in a collection of humorous Q&As with everything you’ve always wanted to ask about birds and birding. This book, along with Why Don’t Woodpecker’s Get Headaches make the perfect gift for your birding friend or relative who has everything.

Mike O’Connor knows bird watchers as well as he knows birds. He knows that if you’re even slightly interested in identifying birds or attracting them to your backyard with a feeder, then you’ve also had your share of strange and silly questions about birds and their sometimes inexplicable behavior. In Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?, O’Connor applies his deep knowledge of all things avian to answer the questions that keep birders up at night.

Questions like:

  • Should you clean your birdhouses?
  • Do swallows have a feather fetish?
  • How much does it cost to run a heated birdbath?
  • Is drinking coffee bad for birds?

Other questions O’Connor covers range from the practical (Should I rotate the seed in my feeder?) to the quirky (Why are vultures eating my vinyl screen door?) to the just plain adorable (Are those birds kissing or feeding each other?). And he also explains why bluebirds just don’t seem to like some people.

Review: “A nice selection of quirky and more common questions that teach the reader quite a bit of ornithology between the chuckles.”  Booklist

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × .5 × 8.5 in